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Lorisa Lorenzo
Coordinator of International Student Affairs

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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toll-free: (800) 456-9009
phone: (727) 864-7678 

International Student Services

International Student Programs

Health and Wellness


Medical Insurance is required for all international students at Eckerd College.

All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the Eckerd College United Health Care insurance for international students. The cost for this coverage is $1,352.00 for the academic year. Your student account is billed unless you provide Eckerd College with proof of an equivalent insurance. After a few weeks, you will receive an Insurance Card in your Eckerd mailbox.

To decline the school coverage (this is only possible if you have an equivalent insurance plan) a signed Waiver Form must be submitted to the Bursar's office by the beginning of the school year. The Waiver Form is available for download and should be completed and returned to the Bursar's office.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the details of the insurance plan by accessing directly the insurance's website link: Health Insurance Plan Details.

Note: You could also get international insurance from other companies such as COMPASS or HTH. To know more detailed information check out their respective websites.

In Case of Sickness

In case you are sick or had an accident, you should do go to the Health Center located behind the bookstore on campus (phone: 727-864-8326). They see students on a Walk-In basis.

To consult hours and make an appointment visit the Health Center website.

Make sure to carry your school insurance card (or personal insurance) and Social Security card (if you have one).

In case of urgent care go to the facility located closest to campus:

Bayway Medical Walk-In Clinic
5901 Sun Blvd # 113
St. Petersburg, FL 33715
Phone: (727) 867-7910
HOURS: Monday-Friday 9-6pm Sat.11-2pm

This clinic is not affiliated with Eckerd College Health Services. Students are responsible for all costs incurred. Please ensure that your student insurance covers the charges at this clinic.

Don't have a car to get to Bayway Medical Walk-In Clinic? No Worries! Taxi transportation to Skyway Family Practice is available through Bat's Taxi. Taxi vouchers are available in Counseling & Health Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Campus Safety, which allow students to charge transportation costs to their student account.

Students in need of assistance when the Health Services is closed should contact their Resident Advisors. In an extreme emergency, call 911 to activate Emergency Medical Services and contact Campus Safety at ext. 8260.

Health Insurance Claim Form available here.

International Admission

International Student Admission

For questions about admission, scholarship opportunities and applying to Eckerd please visit International Student Admission or email the Coordinator of International Admission.

Festival of Cultures

Festival of Cultures

Organized the International Students Services office, this event is by far the most ethnically colorful event that takes place at Eckerd College each year when students from different countries come together and celebrate their cultures. Learn more.